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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:05 PM
I am trying to take some good pics of some lures to post in the gallery. My question is what kind of camera are some of you using and what setting do you have the camera on? As you can tell I never took any photography classes! LOL:lol:
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:41 PM
Any digital camera should work. If your camera has a Macro setting try using that for close up pics, as it will make the picture come out 100x better than if you where just to turn on your camera and take a picture. Macro's are good for up close shots of smaller items.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 02:58 PM
...and if you don't have a macro setting, back off of your subject a couple feet and use your zoom. Also, get a tripod if you don't have one; a really cheap one will get you by, and use your timer to take the picture, rather than pushing the button manually to eliminate any movement. Refer to your camera manual for these simple functions and other tips!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:28 PM
The most important thing is light, you can have the best camera available, and poor light, and still have crappy results.
Outside light in the morning or evening is best, it's softer than the glaring high noon variety.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:42 PM
Dampeoples and Dean are spot on. But if you want to work indoors, don't use the flash, it just washes all the light colours out and gives hard shadows.
Try using a table light (two lamps would be better). The colours can be fixed using photoshop or similar software. Use Deans timer, most photo's fail because of camera shake. In this low light, the camera slows down the shutter speed. A cable release is best, but that involves spending money.
There was an article not too long ago that covered this subject quite extensively if you want to get a bit deeper, try a few word searches like;flash, lightbox, filter, timer, filter, background. These should get you the information.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:51 PM
Like 'vodkaman' says do a search- I think that post he was talking about, was posted by 'Lapala' so search for him, very good info. pete